Summary for Gibbaranea gibbosa (Araneae)
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About this speciesDistribution
The species is widespread in southern and eastern England, with scattered records in the west, Wales and north to central Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.
Habitat and ecology
The spider spins an orb web on trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, in woodland, hedgerows and more open areas. Both sexes are adult from early to mid-summer.
Although frequent in southern England, the species becomes rarer in the north.
Original author of profile: P. Lee
Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre. References